By RMUK on February 8th, 2013
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By RMUK on May 11th, 2012
I found out about Roberto Moura’s salon (RMUK) through the Pink Gorilla discount app last week. The salon caught my eye because they were offering 50% off a cut for first time customers when you showed the Pink Gorilla logo to them – fantastic!
I booked an appointment for the same day with no problem as they are a big salon with lots of hairdressers, and they open late on Fridays for the post work- pre night out crowd! I was shown to my chair and given a drink and a few magazines straight away, then my stylist Amy came to talk me through what I wanted. She was really lovely, listened to what I wanted and made suggestions when I asked for advice. I felt really at ease and that was before the hair wash and scalp massage – always a highlight!
Back in the chair Amy then asked if I wanted a complimentary back and shoulder massage – it would have been rude to say no! The stress of the working week was quickly being forgotten.
By the time I was having my hair cut I was really relaxed and properly enjoying a pampering. I had a fun conversation with Amy and she helped me brave an ‘important’ fringe decision too!
My half price haircut came to a mere £17 and I was also given some vouchers to recommend a friend and gain another half price cut. Fabulous. They offer a free fringe trim service too for inbetween cuts.
I bounced out of there, all cheery – very much like I’d just stepped out of a salon
All the staff were friendly, the service and value exceeded expectations and I will definitely be going back again soon. Highly recommended!
I first started going to RM:UK about 2 years ago and have been a regular customer since both for hair and beauty treatments.
Despite being a big city centre salon, there is a lovely friendly atmosphere in the salon and you are always made to feel welcome by the lovely Gemma on reception and Roberto himself will always smile and say hello.
Always one for a special offer, I’ve had my hair cut and coloured by several of the team and always been pleased. Jonathan is a lovely guy and always takes time to talk to you and definitely knows his stuff!
A very swanky salon, spacious and modern, chrome and mirrors everywhere and no natural smells anywhere.
There’s a massive range of products and treatments on offer in the beauty salon ranging from demalogica facials which many a manicured person would highly recommend as the best facial products available – exclusively available in salons only. Guinot facial treatments, gel and acrylic nails, electrolysis, intense pulsed light and waxing treatments…massively comprehensive services.
All kinds of hair cuts, shapes and dying are available too. This is an all round, get anything treated or created salon at mid-high range prices.
Had a Christmas haircut last weekend, excellent service as always
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By RMUK on January 17th, 2012
By RMUK on June 21st, 2009
In need of a beauty blitz, Suzanna Bain fron the Yorkshire Post headed to the RMUK hair and beauty salon in Leeds.
Due to the law of physics, there’s no getting away from the fact I’m no longer in my twenties, in spite of what I might tell myself and others.
To boost my mood a lengthy sun worshipping holiday was in order, so I headed to Egypt to gleefully speed along those wrinkles and give the aging process a helping hand.
Weeks later and my skin was feeling the strain, even thought I’d been moisturising like a women processed. My hair was parched too, with fizzy streaks of six month old bleached out highlights making me look more Worzel than wonderful.
Time for the experts at RMUK to work their magic. First it’s a Dermalogica facial with therapist Jo. After an intensive process of cleansing, exfoliating, blackhead annihilation and rehydration, I notice a definite improvement in overall condition and radiance and the positive effects last well into the following week.
Next up’s a manicure and I want bold neon brights to show off my tan. I opt for Bio Sculpture Gel nails because I’ve heard they’re a god send in terms of durability. Several intensive shopping sessions later and I’m defiantly inclined to agree, there isn’t a chip or scratch in sight. They must be indestructible.
On to my sad and sorry hair. Cue style guru Massi, who talks me through the pros and cons of attempting a miraculous transformation from Gummage to Gwyneth with a long, sleek, blunt bob. Sadly, “The Paltrow” is too high maintenance for my wash and go lifestyle and too blonde for my natural colouring, so I plump for a style and hue that will pretty much take care of itself, while giving greater depth and interest.
Enter Jon, angel of tresses, who miraculously banishes my boring nonentity of a straggly, weighty, shapeless mop by replacing it with a glamorous, textured and shoulder skimming do, resplendent with beautiful warm honey tones.
I can’t believe how great I feel after visiting RMUK and would defiantly recommend it for a pre or post holiday beauty blitz, or even if you just fancy a change.
By RMUK on May 1st, 2009
Son and Hair. Massi’s interview this week in the Yorkshire Post .
Massi Moura, 30, is co-owner of RMUK a hair and beauty salon on The Headrow, which was founded by his father, Roberto Moura and his mother Laura.
He has worked in the hairdressing industry since the age of nine. He has run RMUK for the last seven years. He has known partner Michelle Mack for the last three years.
The one thing I could not live without is my team work. We employ 17 people and we’re all quite close-knit. The other thing would be cooking. I love it, so I couldn’t live without my kitchen. I love preparing food for other people, especially barbecuing. I once went to the butcher and bought a full pig and then hung it from its legs in my garage and carved it up.
My first Job I got when I was seven, at a place called Stop&Shop. My parents used to bring me into work and one day I had a look and wandered into this shop. The owner was about to close but had lost his keys. I helped him look for them and he offered me a job, paying £7 a day. I used to save it all and every week I’d go down to Leeds Building Society to have my book updated. Then when I was nine I started working in the salon, making cups of tea and washing hair. The first thing I ever bought with the money was a Ferguson walkman, with a built in radio and a graphic equaliser, it cost £79.99 and was top of the range.
I am most proud of the fact we have managed to keep the business going over the last year, during the recession, and to keep our reputation and even take on new staff. We’ve not had to cut their hours, or their wages. In some ways, the recession is a good thing because it makes you look very hard at your business and how you can improve it, not just for yourself in terms of saving money, but in terms of giving value for money to the customer. I think it’s important that whilst we’re in these financially difficult times, we offer a service which people feel benefits them, so, for example, every hair cut comes with a complimentary head and neck massage. If people can leave here feeling that little bit better about themselves, it’s like putting on a new pair of shoes, or a new shirt. It just gives you a lift.
I drive a Subaru Legacy 2005 petrol, which I’ve had for three years. The car I’d like to be driving is a Lamborghini Murcielago.
The last film I saw at the cinema was Madagascar 2. The last film I bought were all 3 Terminator films, Yes Man, The Wild, Wall-E and the new James bond, all in one fell swoop.
My best holiday ever was in Cuba a few years ago. We went for two weeks and had an amazing time. We cycled out into the jungle and visited some of the villages out there.
The best thing about Leeds is that it’s still got a lot of potential. I think the thing we have to remember is that whilst a lot of people have been made unemployed, the majority have managed to keep their jobs.
To relax I love to exercise. I generally get up at about 6am and do a three mile run, after which I go to the gym.
I last cried when I was 18 and my pet dog, Cuchala (which means puppy in Italian), died. She was also 18 and me being an only child, we used to go everywhere together. She used to walk me to the bus stop on my way to school, then walk home again on her own. She was a cross between a Labrador and a Colly. I had to make the decision to have her put down.
In terms of having a philosophy on Life I’m a people person. I like to help people and I get pleasure from that, whether it’s being nice to my girlfriend or helping a member of my team realise a goal.
If I could meet anyone living or dead It would have to be Michael Jackson. I just think he’s contributed so much to pop music and is probably the greatest artist to have lived.
Something that might surprise other people is I’m quite a shy person, I know we’re doing this today but I hate attention. My parents got me a big cake for my 30th birthday and when the spotlight was on me, I just wanted to crawl inside my beer bottle.
My joke is how do you annoy Lady Gaga? Poker face.
Favourite food: It’s got to be steak.
Favourite Programme: Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare’s is brilliant. I’m glued to the TV when it’s on. I think I can relate to him in a way and I understand his frustrations when something is not as it should be.
Favourite film: The Shawshank Redemption.
Favourite actor: Eddie Murphy, or Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler. I loved Click and Happy Gilmore
Star sign: Pisces.